5 - 9 January 2019
  Zakopane      Poland

Director:  Mrs. Lyudmila Pritulchik

Salute to Talents International Project was established in 2008. Salute to Talents is the system of prestigious international festivals-contests for children and youth combined with extensive excursion program. During 2016-2017 many festivals-contests were held in various cities all around the world. The Super final of the festival season will be held in October 2018. The Ist degree Laureates at any of the festivals-contests held during the festival season 2016-2017 in the framework of the Salute to Talents project, are allowed to take part in Super final. Super final prize fund is 500 000 rubles.


  • Instrumental art. Classical. Folk. Pop. Jazz
  • Vocal art. Academic. Folk. Pop. Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble
  • Fine art. Painting and graphics. Photo. Applied arts.
  • Choreography. Classical dance. Folk dance. Pop dance. Folk stylization. Modern dance (jazz, modern, contemporary). Modern dance (street dances). Modern dance (experimental). Ballroom dance. Childish dance.
  • Theatre. Drama theatre. Art of declamation. Musical. Mimics and Gesture theatre. Fashion performance. Puppet-show
  • The original genre
  • Foklore crativity
    • The participation in the nomination “Choreography. Childish dance” is allowed only in pre-school and junior age group.

Group categories of participants:

  • Soloists
  • Small Groups (2-3 participants)
  • Ensembles
  • Choirs (vocal groups over 12 people)
  • Orchestras (instrumental ensembles of more than 8 people)

Age categories of members:

  • Pre-School age group – up 7 years
  • Junior age group – 7-10 years
  • Middle age group – 11-13 years
  • Senior age group – 14 -18 years
  • Mixed junior age group – average age of 12 years or less
  • Mixed senior age group – average age of over 13 years
  • Adult age group – over 18 years
    • Each age group allows participation of up to 30% of members out of the fixed age ranges. 

Rules of participation:

  • Participation in the festival-contest means participation in one nomination, one age category, and one group category. In the frames of one participation ensembles, choirs and orchestras present a program of two different items performances of the duration of not more than 4 minutes. In the nominations “Theatre” and “Instrumental art” (ensembles and orchestras) it is allowed to present only one performance of the duration of no more than 10 minutes. In the nomination "theatrical creativity", if there is a technical possibility and in conjunction with the organizing committee, it is possible to increase the time of performance to 30 minutes. At the same time, every additional 10 minutes, in excess of the established by the Regulations, are paid as additional participation. Soloists and small groups present a program of one performance of the duration of not more than 5. In the nomination “Instrumental art” soloists and small groups may present two performances of the duration of not more than 5 together. In the nomination "Choreographic Creativity" a presentation of one performance of duration of no more than 10 minutes is allowed. If the participants exceed the time limit, jury is entitled to stop the performance and disqualify the participants.
  • Choirs present a program with a duration of at least 8 and not more than 15 minutes. The minimum number is 2 songs, at the same   time they must be different. At least one song should be performed a capella. 
  • In the nomination "Folklore Creativity" groups present a concert-contest program of a mixed genre with a duration of no more than 8 minutes.
  • Rehearsals and performances are held strictly in accordance with the schedule provided by the art-manager of the festival-contest. Changes to the concert program are accepted by written notification of the art-manager of the festival not later than 21 days before the beginning of the festival tour.
  • Participation in the “Fine art” nomination is held in the form of exhibition which takes place during the festival-contest. In the frames of one participation it is possible to present 1 or 2 works (all works should be signed), the size of the works (the base area of craftwork) should be 50x70 cm or less.

Jury of the Festival:

The jury of the festival-contest is composed of well-known actors, teachers of art disciplines, directors, leaders of art groups, culture and art figures, public figures. The list of jury members is not announced before the day of the festival. At the end of the festival teachers have the opportunity to discuss with the jury members all the performances and exchange their opinions. All the performances are estimated by generally accepted criteria: technical skills (according to nomination), artistry, the complexity of the repertoire (program), the creation of artistic character etc., according to the subjective jury’s opinions.

Prizes and awards:

All the participants receive souvenirs. In each nomination, age and group category the participants get the titles of I, II, III degree Laureates, as well as the title of Diplomant. Laureates are awarded with diplomas and cups. Diplomants are awarded with diplomas only. The jury also chooses the winner of Grand Prix from one of the I degree Laureates. Owner of the Grand Prix has an opportunity to participate in one of the festivals-contests of the Salute to Talents Project in the same nomination during the festival season without participation fee. Special diplomas which are issued if the jury decides that there are distinguished participants, are: “The best Choreographer”, “The best accompanist”, “The best choirmaster”, “The best Director”, “The best costume”, “The most artistic participant”, “The Youngest participant”, “Best fine art work”. Teachers, directors and accompanists will get official letters of gratefulness and certificates confirming that they attended a round table discussion.
Zakopane is the winter capital of Poland, a real winter fairy tale where you can get a lot of pleasure from contemplating the beauty of the majestic mountains, small wooden houses and a huge number of bright garlands. The charming Gural folklore, unusual wooden architecture, endless ski runs and hiking trails - all against the backdrop of the towering mountains. Fantastic atmosphere for your creativity!                                          

Program: Zakopane (6 days)

Day 1. 5.01 – Brest – Warsaw – Zakopane
Arrival in Brest (the recommended time of arrival is before 6:00 am). Meeting the group at the railway station. Boarding in the bus, departure no later than 6-00 am, crossing the Belarusian-Polish border. Transfer to Warsaw (about 200 km).
Walking tour of the Old Town: You will see the beautiful and cozy center of the old town, Castle Square, Royal Castle, St. John's Cathedral, Market Square, Siren - the symbol of Warsaw.
Transit through the territory of Poland (400 km).
Arrival for the night in Zakopane - one of the most beautiful ski resorts in Europe!
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2. 06.01. Zakopane
Excursion around Zakopane: acquaintance with the ski resort, sightseeing of the Nosal mountain, large and small jumps, optional climb to the Gubałówka mountain by a mountain tram *, descent by a mountain tram or cable-chair lift *.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3. 07.01 Festival Day
Festival Day.
  • Transfer to festival.
  • Rehearsal. 
  • Opening ceremony of the festival. 
  • Competitive performance.
  • Workshops.*
  • Gala concert. 
  • Award ceremony, handing out of diplomas, Winners Cups and souvenirs to the participants as well as letters of thanks and round table participation certificates for teachers. 
  • Disco
Transfer to hotel.
Dinner in the hotel.
Night in the hotel
Day 4. 08.01. Zakopane
Free time. Walking tour on Krupovka street. Getting to know with national traditions. Shopping in market and souvenir shops. Skiing, skating, sledging.
Free time or tours for extra payment: 
  • Thermal bath complex in Białka Tatrzańska *. The complex consists covered and open pools, Jacuzzi and lots of entertainment for children. The water in pools has quit good physical and chemical consistency.
  • Hoholuv village* is built from original mountain huts. One of the most popular house know well among tourists because it’s built from the only one old pine.
Night in the hotel.
Day 5. 09.01. Zakopane - Krakow
Departure of the group to Krakow (about 100 km).
Walking tour of the Old City: Wawel, Cathedral, Mary Church, Market Square, Sukkenice.
Departure to Brest (about 450 km). Transit through the territory of Poland.
Day 6. 10.01.
Passage of the Belarusian-Polish border.
Arrival in Brest no later than 3:00 am.
Boarding after 4:00
Note: in order to avoid the many hours queues that arise on the Belarusian-Polish border, the organizers reserve the right to cross the border on the train Brest-Terespol.                                       

Participation fee:

  • 219 Euro per person, including accommodation in Traditional guest houses in the Gural style, 2-3-4-5-6-persons rooms, facilities in the room
    • 10 persons + 1 for free

 Participation fee for one nomination:

  • 40 Euro for one ensemble participant (no more than 500 EUR for an ensemble),
  • 60 Euro for a soloist
    • Not included into the price of the trip

Participation fee includes:

  • Sightseeing tours around Zakopane, Krakow, Warsaw
  • Russian speaking guide according to the tour program
  • 4 nights in Zakopane in houses in the Gural style (3, 4, 5, 6 persons in a room with facilities),
  • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Comfortable bus

Participation fee does not include:

  • Two-way tickets
  • Schengen visa
  • Medical insurance - 1 euro per day
  • Other meals
  • Entrance tickets to museums and other sightseeing objects
*- It isn’t included into trip price!

Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment